An affinity group is a group of people who share a common experience. Affinity groups can offer special value to those in our community who have a history of and/or the potential for isolation in the broader community. Affinity groups strengthen the entire CDS community by increasing the opportunities for each of us to find support, connection and a voice at our school.
CDS supports the formation of both family and student affinity groups. The family affinity groups provide not only opportunities for families to build strong connections with others who share some crucial aspect of their experiences, but the groups strengthen our wider community by welcoming the voices of all its constituent parts. The CDS family affinity groups enhance the welcoming multicultural environment
that our community has built over many years. All CDS family affinity groups are parent-driven to meet the needs of our families.
To recognize, support and celebrate the diversity of our student population, CDS successfully launched its very first student affinity group program in fall 2012. We are thrilled to be continuing and expanding our elementary student affinity group program this year.